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Why does the solar eclipse shadow move west to east? - A quick explanation - PakTune.pk
Published: 4 months ago By: VoysovReason

By: VoysovReasonPublished: 4 months ago

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A quick and simple explanation of why the moon's shadow moves across the earth from west to east during the solar eclipse. Many flat earth proponents think they have debunked the globe, but as always their claims are based on a misunderstanding of the science. Unfortunately, scientists are not doing a good job of explaining this, particularly with this video titled "Dear Science: Why does the eclipse shadow travel from west to east?" http://www.paktune.pk/watch/oMwUnqF9yXM
Look up the sizes, distances, and speeds of the earth and the moon, and do your own math, and you will see it works if you do it correctly. One minor correction: The moon's orbital period in relation to the sun, called a synodic month, is about 29 and a half days, not 27, but that does not change the explanation. If you do the math, be sure to use the synodic month, not the sidereal month.

Sorry for the background noises and the simple crayon drawing. I just wanted to do something simple and easy to understand, so we recorded it at the restaurant while we waited for our dinner. :)

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